Tickets still available for annual Rotary raffle

Tickets still available for annual Rotary raffle

Tickets are still available—but probably not for long—for the annual Franklin Rotary Raffle that benefits the Rickman Scholarship fund and other various service projects. The drawing will be held Saturday, July 28, at Mountainview Intermediate School. Only four-hundred tickets are being sold—they’re $100 each and Gary Dills with Franklin Rotary says you could win some…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter

A burglary at a Franklin church is being investigated by police. According to incident reports officers investigated a break in at the Franklin Church of God located on West Palmer Street. Incident reports indicate a subject forcibly entered the church and made off with about $3,000 worth of items including a set of collector’s knives.…

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Meadows takes District 11 runoff

Meadows takes District 11 runoff

Western North Carolina voters have chosen Mark Meadows as the Republican challenger for the District 11 Congressional seat this November. Meadows won Tuesday’s primary convincingly by claiming 76 percent of the vote among District 11 constituents who voted—that translated to 17,427 votes. His challenger, Vance Patterson garnered 24 percent of the vote in the district—just…

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Lawmakers makes changes to school calendar

  A new chapter opened in the saga of the North Carolina School Calendar. Lawmakers have again changed the calendar law with a new bill that was approved in the last legislative session. The bill mandates that most school districts push back their starting date beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The school calendar has…

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Over 300 cited on Macon roads during Operation Firecracker

Over 300 cited on Macon roads during Operation Firecracker

The latest statewide crackdown on impaired driving and other violations resulted in 11 DWI arrests here in Macon County. State and local officers teamed up for the Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker traffic enforcement from June 29 through July 9. Officers held 14 checkpoints on Macon County roads during the campaign and issued…

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Simpson plays in statewide all-star game

Simpson plays in statewide all-star game

The Asheville Citizen Times is reporting that Franklin’s Lindsay Simpson helped lead the West team in Monday night’s East-West All-Star basketball game held at the Greensboro Coliseum. Simpson, who is preparing to play basketball at WCU, just graduated from Franklin High and contributed 8 points to the West All-Star team as they win 82-65.  

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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